Roman Republic, Sextus Magnus, 45 - 44 B.C.
This was struck while was free-booting in Spain following the Battle of Munda. was the Pompeians' battle cry at Munda and the refers to his vow to avenge the deaths of his father and elder brother. and Grueber interpret SAL as salutatus. and Buttrey identify it as a for Salpensa, but David Sear points out that such a prominent would be unprecedented on a of the period and seems to be an integral of the .RR77515. Silver , 4 (6/D); 477/3a; 1042a; 232b, 13, gF, attractive old cabinet tone, banker's marks, light bumps and scratches, 3.331 g, maximum 19.2 mm, 90o, uncertain mint, 45 - 44 B.C.; SEX IMP SAL, of Cnaeus Magnus ( ) right; standing left, branch in right hand, long transverse in left hand, downward on right; From the Andrew McCabe Collection, Numismatics auction 23, lot 372, ex Gemini auction X (13 Jan 2013), lot 261, ex Randy Haviland Collection; very ; $720.00 (€640.80)
, and Prefect of the Fleet, executed 35 B.C.
Struck in by , the younger son of . Although was the supreme naval commander, had the Senate declare him a public enemy. He turned to piracy and came close to defeating . He was, however, defeated by at the naval battle of Naulochus on 3 September 36 B.C. and executed by order of in 35 B.C.SH79738. Silver , 1391, 1a ( 21), 15, 1347, 511/2b, S 1391, F, , 3.344 g, maximum 18.6 mm, 90o, Sicilian mint, 42 B.C.; IMP , diademed of Neptune right, trident behind; PRÆF CLAS ET ORAE , naval of captured arms placed on , made of trident, , helmet, stem of prow, , and heads of and Charybdis; $225.00 (€200.25)
, and Prefect of the Fleet, Executed 35 B.C., Janiform of
Struck in by , the younger son of . During the civil war following the assassination of , he gathered a fleet that controlled the Mediterranean and seized . He was eventually defeated by and , and was put to death in 35 B.C.SL76671. Bronze as, 1044 - 1044b, II Spain 95 - 103, 479/1, 16, 336, 671, 1394, NGC F, strike 4/5, surface 2/5, perhaps imitative (3763262-008), 18.83 g, maximum 28.5 mm, 0o, uncertain Sicilian mint, c. 43 - 36 B.C.; laureate janiform with the features of , (or similar) above; prow of galley right, above, IMP below; $155.00 (€137.95)
Roman Republic, The Pompeians, Q. Sicinius, 49 B.C.
This coin indicates the moneyer Q. Sicinius' support for Pompey after crossed the Rubicon. The refers to Pompey's many military victories. The Senate awarded Pompey the the for his defeat of Mithradates VI in 63 B.C., and the for his defeat of the Cilician pirates. This was the last issue of before Caesar's occupation of Rome. Sicinius fled with Pompey and later resumed his duties as a moneyer, striking in a mobile military mint in the East.RR79561. Silver , 1, 440/1, 938, Rome 3947, 5, 1555, 410, VF, light uneven , both sides slightly off center, 3.141 g, maximum 17.7 mm, 90o, Rome mint, 49 B.C.; FORTVNA P•R•, diademed of Populi Romani right; winged and branch tied with in saltire (crossed), above, across , Q SICINIVS below; ex York Coins; $140.00 (€124.60)
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